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OCT
13
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OCT
13

Dissertation Defense - Margo Anne Gregor

Location:

Cole 0124B

Time:

10:00am - 12:00pm

Details:

Dissertation Title: Understanding Career Aspirations Among Young Women: Improving Instrumentation Mentor: Dr. Karen O'Brien Abstract: The purpose of this study was to improve an instrument used to assess career aspirations (the Career Aspiration Scale) so the revised measure can be used with confidence by counseling psychologists in research and practice.

Contact:

M. Cristina Garcia, Academic Program Sp

mcgarcia@umd.edu

(301) 405-1454

OCT
23
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OCT
23

Cognitive Science Colloquium - Celeste Kidd

Location:

brb

Time:

03:30pm - 05:30pm

Details:

Title: Rational approaches to learning and development Abstract: Good decision-making requires the decision-maker to generate accurate expectations about what is likely to happen in the future. Adults' decisions, especially those pertaining to attention and learning, are guided by their substantial experience in the world. Very young children, however, possess far less data. In this talk, I will discuss work that explores the mechanisms that guide young children's early visual attention decisions and subsequent learning.

Contact:

Bob Selvc

slevc@umd.edu

NOV
17
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NOV
17

Jude Cassidy Distinguished Scholar Teacher Presentation

Location:

BRB 1103

Time:

04:00pm - 05:00pm

Details:

Early Experiences, Later Functioning:How and Why a Secure Base Matters Compelling research evidence indicates that secure attachment is linked to a variety of aspects of children’s healthy development. This presentation presents a comprehensive model whereby both cognitive and non-cognitive mechanisms may mediate the link between secure attachment and children’s response to threat, with consideration of long-term and pervasive mental and physical health functioning. A reception with snacks and beverages will be served after the presentation. All undergraduate psychology students are encouraged to join us for the presentation and stay for the reception.

Contact:

Psychology Department

301 405-5862

OCT
09
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OCT
09

Cognitive Science Colloquium - Ann Bradlow

Location:

BRB 1103

Time:

03:30pm - 05:30pm

Details:

Title: Linguistic experience and speech-in-noise recognition Abstract: The language(s) that we know shape the way we process and represent the speech that we hear. Since real-world speech recognition almost always takes place in conditions that involve some sort of background noise, we can ask whether the influence of linguistic knowledge and experience on speech processing extends to the particular challenges posed by speech-in-noise recognition.

Contact:

Bob Selvc

slevc@umd.edu